Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm EST
a science lesson inspired by an announcement from nasa. hari sreenivasan has the details. >> sreenivasan: just what is dark matter? find a short video with a simple answer on today's science roundup. nasa and the european space agency are partnering to send a telescope into space to investigate dark matter and dark energy. read more about these mysterious forces and what scientists hope to find on our science page. and think you've received bad advice about social security? our benefits guru gets to the bottom of that issue in today's "ask larry" column on our business page. all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. gwen? >> ifill: and that's the newshour for tonight. on tuesday, we'll return to the immigration debate with a look at the president's plans for reform. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. we'll see you online, and again here tomorrow evening. thank you, and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> macarthur foundation. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and...
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am PST
it is going to be, and if it hits us what kind of damage is it likely to do? >> well that's what nasa scientists are really going to be watching on this pass. next month on the 15th, this asteroid is going to swing just 17,000 miles away from earth at much lower than the navigation satellites and, that we use every day for tour phones and our gps. now it is not going to hit this time around, but such a close encounter of a rock this big, something like, 40 meters, meters wide, 50 meters wide, they haven't had this kind of a close encounter of a rock this size before. nasa will be watching it. scientists and astronomers will be tracking after it swings by to see how this close fly-by will change the orbit when it does come around again. martha: in your terms, these things happen, you know, every thousands of years, several thousands years. when was the last time something like this did actually make contact and what was the impact? >> well to give you some asteroid is about the same size as the rock that exploded over siberia in 1908. that event that leveled00 of square miles of land,
Jan 31, 2013 3:00am PST
? some people might. we're going to tell you about it. >>brian: while you were asleep, nasa is embarking on a brand-new mission in space. the details next. [ male announcer ] when these come together, and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant to be. tomato soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas. no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy the most. [ woman ] it's as easy as... one! -two. -[ all ] three! [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. and i was told to call my next of kin. at 33 years old, i was having a heart attack. now i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. i didn't know this could happen so young.
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am PST
of mid-60's warm temperatures in the bay area. >> nasa says it is going to be flying some of its aircraft over the bay area today and tomorrow. this is part of an effort to better understand air pollution in the region. nasa has partner with the bay area air quality management district to conduct the test.rstate 680 e areas the aircraft will fly over grabbing air samples along the way. the study will also improve forecasting air pollution helping experts determine where particles are moving in where they are concentrated. >> the environment protection agency has let levied a $20,000 fine on princess cruises for releasing wastewater and alaska famed glacier bay. the agency says princess violated the clean water act and the golden princess, discharge pull water into the famous a pristine and bart of glacier bay national park and preserve. princess has blamed the release of a software malfunction on the ship that cost pool dump all valves to open. about two ledges 77 t of water from the golden princes pools flowed into the wild life filled bay. >> safety has, in fact, become one of the highe
Jan 30, 2013 11:00am EST
involved on shares of boeing. the department of defense and nasa are california testing a new type of aircraft that can access remote areas of the world that right now are not accessible. the limp like kraft could move more cargo than modern planes. taking food, supplies to disaster areas. 35 money in dollars has been spent so far on it. it looks like las vegas and not have a merry christmas. a drop in passengers arriving and departing from the city. 3.2 million passengers used the vegas airport last month, a drop from december of 2011. and that is your "west coast minute." dennis p. at dennis: let's turn back to that shocker on the gdp shrinking in the fourth quarter. cheryl: we have main street perspective. jeff: something easy and no other network, what is main street really thinking about these numbers. i am one main street. this is a shop called marseilles, a unique place. i will tell you why in just a moment. tallying up the trillions in stimulus that has led to this gdp number. there was a kkr report last we week, $7.7 trillion worth of stimulus. if you look at everything fr
Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
would suggest certainly don't have much to do with sandy. $15 million for nasa repairs at the kennedy space center in florida. $274 million for the coast guard acquisitions in the bahamas and the great lakes. $2 million for the smithsonian repairs. there's another whole category of items which is tens of billions of dollars, which is long-term construction projects for the mitigation against future storms and disasters. now is that an important expenditure by the federal government? probably is. probably should be a high priority. but is it an emergency? of course not. it's infrastructure. it's going to be spent over years, maybe decades, as we build sea walls to protect beaches off the coast from future storms which are years away. now, is that an important consideration? i think it is. but when you're running trillion-dollar deficits, i think it has to compete with the other legitimate demands, for the long-term spending and infrastructure spending and the ways that we're going to protect our country, and so many other ways as well. but we have no such process here. and that's part